Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.
Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Oldsmobile 98
Average mileage: 172,164 (138,465–190,000)
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1996 Oldsmobile 98138,465Visitor
turn the key and nothing but dash power .shows security light on .
1992 Oldsmobile 98Visitor
Car wont turn ovaer nor will it start
Turn key, no start up, Message board says, " clean key, Try again in 3 min."
This problem only happen once, a couple days ago. The car is turning over like it wants to star...
does anybody know wat system the theft system on actually a 89 olds 98 controlls? have a car t...
computer says clean key
This is the first time this has occured. I was out for the day, and the car was running fine w...